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Juhani is an Android developer with more than ten years of experience in Java development in different business domains. He has always been a keen supporter of good design. He writes a blog about Android UI Design Patterns at www.androiduipatterns.com and tweets with focus on Android and Android design.
When iOS started to gain momentum, soon after the first iPhone launched, many businesses started to pay attention to apps. The number of apps for iOS grew exponentially, and every company, big and small, rushed to create their own app to support their business.
For some time, iOS was the only platform you really had to care about. The audience was there. For a few years now, there has been another player in the market. Android’s marketshare growth has been phenomenal, and it simply cannot be ignored anymore. There are over 200 million Android users in the world—almost double the numer of iOS users. For businesses, reaching the Android crowds is potentially a very lucrative investment.